CHS 1 Pacing Hike - Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Pacing Hike - Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

Pacing hike led at a pace of 1.5-2.0 mph. The route starts on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail (formerly Iron Horse/John Wayne Trail) then climbs up the side of Cedar Butte through a nice forest of moss covered vine maple and cedar trees.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 950 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

Let's meet:

8:30AM at Tibbets Park and Ride Lot off of Newport Way NW in Issaquah.

1675 Newport Way NW

The lot is located South of and directly across from the Issaquah Transit Center.  (Not to be confused with the Tibbbets Valley Park parking lot).  Directions: off of I-90 in either direction take exit 15/then head South on 17th Ave NW/once you drive past the transit center take a left at the light onto Newport Way NW/then take next right (immediately after the skateboard park on your right) into the P&R lot.

I will be driving a green Saturn station wagon and wearing a bright green baseball hat.

Reach a summit with views toward the north, from Mount Si to Mailbox Peak, and several other peaks in between. Some hikers judge Cedar Butte to be a better viewpoint than the much-visited West Tiger 3 summit, and it requires less effort and has smaller crowds

This is a pacing experience at a CHS 1 - 1.5-2.0mph per hour pace. A perfect opportunity to feel the pace, give any new gear a bit of a shake-down, and a few views. Hoping for a bit of blue sky on the day.

Look forward to seeing you all.



Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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